The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2002

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The Twenty Five Mile High Club Ian McDonald (Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Nov 2002, no price, 28pp, ph, cover by Sue Mason) SF novelette. Limited to 325 numbered copies.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index (1890-2001) Stephen T. Miller & William G. Contento (Locus Press, May 2002, $49.95, 3,090pp, CD-ROM) Non-fiction, reference. This edition indexes more than 14,700 issues of 1,000 magazines published from 1890 through 2001. Includes listings by author, title, cover artist, and issue.

Science Fiction/Horror: A Sight and Sound Reader ed. Kim Newman (bfi Publishing 0-85170-897-8, 2002, £13.99, x+325pp, tp) Collection of articles on SF and horror films, mainly reprinted from Sight and Sound. A hardcover edition (896-X) was announced but not seen.

The Mirror and Other Strange Reflections Arthur Porges (Ash-Tree Press 1-55310-044-1, Nov 2002, C$59.00, xiii+175pp, hc, cover by Paul Lowe) Collection of twenty-eight tales, ranging from the whimsical to the horrifying, edited by Mike Ashley. This is a limited edition of 500 copies. A world-wide edition available in the US for $45.00 and in the UK for £28.00.

Doctor Who: Short Trips: Zodiac ed. Jacqueline Rayner (Big Finish, Dec 2002, £14.99, hc, cover by Clayton Hickman) Anthology of original stories based on the TV series. Each story has special astrological introduction by Jim Sangster. Volume one in the series. [Not seen]

The Night People Michael Reaves (Babbage Press 1-930235-25-9, Aug 2002, $19.95, 336pp, tp) Horror collection.

Angel Body and Other Magic for the Soul ed. Chris Reed & David Memmott (Back Brain Recluse 0-872588-05-0, Oct 2002, £9.95, 186pp, tp) This is #24 of Back Brain Recluse and #26 in the “Wordcraft Speculative Writers” series. this a cat? ed. Christopher Rowe (Fortress of Words; Lexington, KY, Mar 2002) Original chapbook anthology of stories written in answer to the title question.

Queer Fear II ed. Michael Rowe (Arsenal Pulp Press 978-1551521220, Oct 2002, $17.95, 304pp, tp)

The Dark Tales Jessica Amanda Salmonson (Sarob Press 1-902309-24-3, 2002, £23.00, hc, cover by Lara Bandilla) Gathering of Salmonson’s Weird & High Fantasy tales written over a 15 year period and now collected for the first time. Limited to 225 copies. There is also a 52-copy lettered edition, signed by the author in a slipcase (-25-1, £50.00). [Not seen]

Various Temptations William Sansom (Tartarus Press 1-872621-73-2, Dec 2002, £35.00, xv+350pp, hc) Collection of the best of the author’s fantastic and macabre short fiction. Limited to 350 copies. [Not seen]

The Sacrifice and Other Stories Sarban (Tartarus Press 1-872621-66-X, Jun 2002, £27.50, vi+256pp, hc) Collection of 4 novella-length stories two of which appear here for the first time. Limited to 350 copies. [Not seen]

Prince Zaleski M. P. Shiel (Tartarus Press 1-872621-71-6, Nov 2002, £27.50, xxvii+187pp, hc) [Prince Zaleski] Collection of the three tales originally collected in the John Lane 1893 edition, along with three further stories (one unfinished), which were later ’collaborations’ with the poet and writer John Gawsworth, plus a new introduction by Brian Stableford, and a note on the genesis of the three later stories. Limited to 400 copies. [Not seen]

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